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Year 3 - N° 128 – October 11, 2009


Rio de Janeiro, RJ (Brasil)
Marcelo Damasceno do Vale - marcellus.vale@gmail.com



Francis of Assisi,
Love in action

Some mediunic sources make mention of being Francis, in past reincarnation, the apostle John the Evangelist, that really, already in that time, it possessed the power to love

He was born in Assisi, Italy, in September 26, 1181, and died in 1226. It was canonized in 1228, two years after his dissolution, when it passed to be considered one saint. It was proclaimed, in 1979, Patron Saint of the Environmentalists, due to the fact of he being a great admirer of the nature and for the intense and devoted love to the animals. Poet, sang the Sun, the Moon and the stars. It was a cheerful, suit, simple, loving, peace creature and of well, gaining esteem, consideration and sympathy. He loved Jesus and his mother, Maria, intensely. On October 4 it is commemorated his day. 

Still young, penetrating in a Catholic temple, in ruins, looking at Jesus' image, in the altar, he heard the same tell him: - "Francis, restores my decadent house." 

Taking in the literal sense the words, it began a work of reform of the small church, not assimilating, in the moment, Christ's transcendental prophetic message, which referred to the lamentable state in that it was the Christianity ("my house"), completely distanced of the redeeming Gospel, first base of Jesus' true Christianity. Truly, the religious decadence is observed whenever the love is par excellence despised in exchange for the material values. 

Francis, denominated of "Il Poverello", ("the little poor") it was simple and humble man, as well as Christ, to who loved hotly. It was a true Christian, concerned with his fellow creature, totally dissociated of the power of the vanity and of the pride. He refused ownerships and, same toiling in the Catholicism, discharged the ecclesiastical orders and sacred promotions, never becoming if a priest. 

The restoration that the Master wants is accomplished in our interior, living the religious practice, under the aegis of the evangelical teachings, knowing that the spiritual

("salvation") peace is conquered, through the steady exercise of the love and of the fraternity, without the concern of gaining personal advantages. In Christ's Christianity, personified by Francisco, it cannot have interests of financial order, "giving away what free received." In the men's Christianity the temporary power, the exuberance of the religious temples prevails and of the rituals, the mercantilism, recriminated by Jesus, shouting that you didn't do a den of thieves of the Father's House (Mathew 21: 12-13), the dogmatism, squandering the truth that frees and restricting the spiritual essence to overcome human concepts. 

Francis, among the three virtues: the faith, the hope and the charity, emphasized the charity as the most excellent 

"Il Poverello" practiced in all the moments the Jesus’ Gospel, giving food to the starving ones, satiating the ones that were thirsty, accommodating the outsiders, dressing the nudes, visiting the patients and the prisoners (Mathew 25: 36). It lived the love in fullness, obeying the largest commandment: To "love God on all the things and to the neighbor as to himself", knowing that the whole law and the prophets are contained in that commandment (Mathew 22: 36-40). 

Francis, among the three virtues: the faith, the hope and the charity, emphasized the charity as the most excellent, ratifying Paulo's teaching (1st Letter to the Corinthians, 13: 13). Nobody like him, really attested that "out of the charity there is no salvation" ("OESE", nº15: 8). In the Good Samaritan’s Parable, the Master, put of side, in the salvation, until the priesthood, mentioning a man without religiosity, as fortunate, because, humble and charitable, it aided the man released in the road. Even without being religious, it was granted by Jesus as safe, deserving the denomination of true Christian, because for the action of the will he made the good. 

The Saint of Assisi, in agreement with Sermon on the Mount (Mathew 5: 1-12), as poor in spirit, he became the possessor of Kingdom of the Skies; it consoled the afflicted ones of all the shades; tame par excellence, with wide capacity to inherit the earth; satisfied for having hunger and headquarters of justice; happy for being merciful, pure of heart and prosecutor of the peace. All the received insults, the flung slanders and the suffered persecutions, because of the work with the Master, turned him an authentic Christian, deserving the due to reward in the spiritual dimension. 

Some mediunic sources make mention of he being Francisco, in past reincarnation, the apostle John The Evangelist. Really, in that time, it already possessed the power to love in exuberance, then it was denominated of "loved disciple", since Christ loved all without distinction. What made the difference was John's fact it was the developed of the disciples. 

The Evangelist was present in all the important events related to the Master, besides in the crucial moment of the crucifixion. In the last supper, it was seated beside Christ, in a privileged position (In their last moments in the meat, Francisco asked for us to read the evangelical texts corresponding to the Last Supper).

Francis of Assisi, like John Evangelist, was one of the high spiritual benefactors of the Spirit Codification 

John was responsible for Maria's life, after Jesus' dissolution, (That detail maybe elucidates the adoration exalts of Francisco of Assisi to the Master's mother, with whom lived very difficult moments, living the personality of the Evangelist close to the crucifixion). 

When it was necessary the support, Christ summoned him with Pedro and Tiago (Assisi' saint was bearer of several mediunic talents). He participated actively of the apostolic school, being the last to die. Five of the books of the New Will were of his plowing: the Fourth Gospel, three epistles and the Apocalypse. 

As own John, Jesus had affirmed that the Evangelist would be alive, that is, active, at that time of the ostensible turn of Christ to the humanity, what would not happen with the other disciples (John 21:21-23). Really, The promised consoler (Spirit Codification), appearing in France, it received the blessing from having as one of their largest instructors, exactly, John Evangelista. 

Francis’ Christian name was Giovanni di Pietro Bernardone (John Bernardone). Therefore, it received from his mother, acting for intuition, John's name, which, later, it was substituted by the father by Francisco, in honor to France. In Assisi, the boy it was known like Francis, in other words, the "small French."

Francis of Assisi, having been John Evangelist, it was one of the high spiritual benefactors of the codification, systematized by Allan Kardec, and he left us some very deep messages, as published it in the “Revue Spirite” of December of 1864 (Commemorative Session in the Society of Paris): "The love is the law of the Spiritism; he dilates the heart and he makes to love actively those that disappear in the vacancy twilight of the grave. The Spiritism is not a vain sound, fallen of the mortal lips and that a blow takes; it is the strong and severe law that he proclaimed Moses in Monte Sinai, the law that they affirmed the drunk martyrs of hope, the law that discussed the restless philosophers, and that, finally, the spirits come to proclaim. Spiritualistic! Jesus' great name should float, as a flag, above your teachings. Before you went, Salvador brought the revelation in his breast, and his word, advisably measure, indicated each one of the stages that will travel today. The mysteries pulled down to the prophetic blow that it affects your intelligences, as formerly the walls of Jericho."

Pace’s Prayer, known internationally and attributed to Francis of Assisi, it is of ignored origin 

In the “Revue Spirite” of 1863, the apostle John emphasizes that "arrived the hour in that the Spiritism should rejuvenate and to vivify the own essence of the Christianity." Like this he proceeded, when it lived the firm and decisive personality of Francisco of Assis. 

Pace's Prayer, known internationally, it was attributed to Francis of Assisi. However, it origin is ignored, having been written, firstly, in 1912, in a spiritual bulletin published in Paris. Then, in 1916, in Rome, a leaf appeared, bringing printed the prayer and an image of the saint. Although the work captures the saint's spirit and his text seems to be of him, it was not found in their belongings and it is not of his authorship. Being, therefore, anonymous, we believed that his source is spiritual, having been composed, by mediumship, for him own or for one of their followers. 

Francis of Assisi, through Chico Xavier's second sight, left the following message, on August 17, 1951, in Pedro Leopoldo, MG.: (...) The Master's calvary was not so only constituted of dryness and roughness... Of the stony and sad hill they gushed sources of water lives that quench thirst of the centuries’ soul. And the flowers that blossomed in the thief's understanding and in the women's from Jerusalem anguish they crossed the time, becoming blessed fruits of happiness in the barn of the nations. 

Picks the roses of the road in the bramble bush of the testimonies... stores the invisible coins of the love in the temple of the heart!... strengthen the virile vitality, in contact with the divine dew of the gratitude and of the kindness!... However, don't stop. Walk!... It is necessary to ascend. 

Indispensable the itinerary of the elevation, with the personal sacrifice for norm of all of the instants. Remember you, He was alone! Alone he announced and alone it suffered. But erect, in the middle of the solitude, in the painful log for devotement to the humanity, he turned into Eternal Resurrection. 

Don't take another guideline or else the one always. To go down, aiding, to arise with the exaltation of the Mister. Everything to give to receive with abundance. Nothing to ask for ours ME exclusionist, so that we can find the glorious US of the immortal life. To be the concordance for the separation. To be light for the shadows, fraternity for the destruction, tenderness for the hate, humility for the pride, blessing for the curse... 

Always loves. It is for the grace of the love that the Master persists with us, beggars of the millennia, spilling the sublime clarity of the celestial pardon where we created the hell of the evil and of the suffering. 

The Gospel is our Eternal Code and Jesus is our imperishable Master 

When the silence if does more weighed around of your steps, it sharpens the ears and he listens. His voice will resound again in the acoustics of your soul and the great words, that the centuries didn't turn off, they will return clearer to the circle of your hope, so that your wounds if they convert in roses and so that your fatigue if transubstantiate in victory. 

The afflicted and tormented flock shouts for refuge and safety. What will of old human Jerusalem be without the shepherd's providential bass string that peeps at the movements of the sky for the defense of the fold? 

It is necessary that the fire of the cross is relighted, that the sparkle of the truth glows again, that the directions of the decisive liberation are drawn. The intelligence without love is the infernal genius that drags the people now to the currents’ dark, and terrifying of the abyss. The exalted brain doesn't find help in the brutalized heart. The wayward culture of the time in that we hike, relegated to the affliction, he threatens all of the services of the Good New, in their more intimate foundations. Dreadful ruins will smoke, for right, on the stately palaces of the human greatness, lacking of humility and the cold wind of the disillusion will blow, of tough, on the castles killed of the dominance that, wild if it exhibits, without cogitating of the imperishable and supreme interests of the spirit. 

It is indispensable the ascension. The true light comes from the highest and only that settles in the superior plan, still same covered with wounds and gnawed of worms, can, with reason, to clarify the redeeming path that the wrong generations forgot. 

Redo the exhausted energies and turn to the home of our communion and of our thoughts.  

The faithful worker perseveres in the fight sanctifying until the end. The light of the angry ocean is always a star in solitude. He illuminates the highway, looking for the Master's lamp that never lacked us.  

Moves forward... Let us move forward... 

Christ in us, with us, for us and in our favor, and the Christianity that we needed to relive ahead of the storms, of whose darkness will be born the splendor of the Third Millennium."  

Certainly, the apostolate is everything. The task transcends the picture of our understanding. 

Let us don't demand explanations. Let us try to serve. He fits us just to obey until that his glory is the throne forever in the flagellated soul of the world. 

It proceeds, therefore, embittered him road of the passion for the very divine, trusting to the incessant perspiration for the final victory. 

The Gospel is our Eternal Code. Jesus is our Imperishable Master. Let us arise, in the company Of him, in the hard and rough rail. 

Now it is still the night that becomes torn in thunders and shadows, scaring, whipping, torturing, destroying...  

Though, Christ reigns and tomorrow we will contemplate the celestial to wake up." 


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